How Was Your Weekend?


Won’t lie, this weekend was a little soul-crushing.

We’ve decided to paint the master bedroom. Well, let’s back up a bit. We’ve decided we need a new bed. The current mattress is eleven years old, and nobody’s back is happy with that. So it’s time to replace it. Plus, the bed frame is the same age, and after eleven years of kids jumping into the bed with us, the frame has hit the “wobbly” stage.

We’ve started looking online at beds, and one of the questions we’ve been asking ourselves is whether it’s time to get a whole bedroom set. We haven’t made a decision on that, but we know the bed itself has got to be replaced.

When we get the new bed, we’re probably going to put it in a different place. Move it to a different wall. It’s good to change things up once in a while. It will actually go back to the way it was set up when we first got the bed, when my daughter was an infant

If we’re going to get a new bed and put it in a new/old spot, then the bookshelves need to come down. These have been up for close to nine years and they are the rail kind of book shelves. They span the upper part of one wall. They have to come down and the wall be repaired, which means that, before the new bed, I need to paint.

All that said, this whole process started this weekend with me taking down books and boxing them up. Some of them I’ll pull back out again, but a lot of them I’ll put into storage until I know what I really want to do with them.

So the soul-crushing task of boxing up books was started this weekend. You can see by the pictures below what a difference it makes with and without the books, and how much space they’re taking up in the hallway. (Right now my kids are enjoying the new “echo” the room has.)

That was my weekend. How was yours?










One thought on “How Was Your Weekend?

  1. Hi Scott,

    I am starting a similar series of projects at our house. Our son is getting married on May 25th, so we have decided that we need to fix up the house for the out of town relatives. I have paint to paint the 19 doors in my house (plus trim) and a new kitchen floor we drove 6 hours round trip to NH yesterday to pick up. I basically will be doing house projects frantically between now and end of May. I am also working FT for JDA on a project @ CVS. I will watch for futher updates to your bedroom update saga! Beth Dass

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